Press release: Arunachal Pradesh Assembly Election 2024 : Analysis of Criminal Background, Financial, Education, Gender and other details of Winning Candidates

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Press Release
Date: June 3, 2024
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Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) and Arunachal Pradesh Election Watch have analysed the self-sworn affidavits of 59 out of 60 winning candidates in the Arunachal Pradesh 2024 Assembly Elections. One winner namely Ratu Techi (BJP) elected from Sagalee (ST) Constituency has not been analysed due to the unavailability of his clear and complete affidavit on the ECI website at the time of making this report.


The full reports in English and Hindi can be accessed here: https://adrindia.org/content/analysis-criminal-background-financial-education-gender-and-other-details-winning-27



Summary and Highlights


image.pngFigure: Final Party Position


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Criminal Background   

  • Winning candidates with criminal cases: Out of the 59 winning candidates analysed in 2024 13(22%) winning candidates have declared criminal cases against themselves. Out of 60 MLAs analysed during Arunachal Pradesh Assembly elections in 2019, 10(17%) MLAs had declared criminal cases against themselves.
  • Winning candidates with serious criminal cases: 12 (20%) winning candidates have declared serious criminal cases against themselves. Out of 60 MLAs analysed during Arunachal Pradesh Assembly elections in 2019, 8 (13%) MLAs had declared serious criminal cases against himself.

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Figure: Comparison of declared criminal cases of MLAs of 2019 vs Winning candidates 2024


  • Party wise Winning candidates with Criminal Cases: 9 (20%) out of 45 winning candidates from BJP, 1(20%) out of 5 winning candidates from National People’s Party, 2(67%) out of 3 winning candidates from NCP and 1(100%) INC winning candidate have declared criminal cases against themselves in their affidavits.
  • Party wise Winning candidates with Serious Criminal Cases: 8 (18%) out of 45 winning candidates from BJP, 1(20%) out of 5 winning candidates from National People’s Party, 2(67%) out of 3 winning candidates from NCP and 1(100%) INC winning candidate have declared serious criminal cases against themselves in their affidavits.

image.pngFigure: Party Wise Percentage of Winning Candidates with Criminal Cases

Financial Background

  • Crorepati Winning candidates: Out of the 59 winning candidates analysed, 57 (97%) are crorepatis. Out of 60 MLAs analysed during Arunachal Pradesh assembly elections 2019, 56 (93%) MLAs were crorepatis.   

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Figure: Percentage of Crorepati MLAs 2019 and Winning Candidates 2024

  • Party-wise crorepati winning candidates: 43 (96%) out of 45 from BJP, 5(100%) out of 5 from National People’s Party, 3 (100%) out of 3 from NCP, 2 (100%) out of 2 from People’s Party of Arunachal, 1 (100%) out of 1 from INC and 3 (100%) out of 3 Independent winner candidates have declared assets worth more than Rs. 1 crore.

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Figure: Party wise Percentage of Crorepati Winning Candidates

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Figure: Share of Wealth Among Winning Candidates

  • Share of Wealth among winning candidates: The table given below shows the share of wealth among winning candidates in Arunachal Pradesh Assembly Elections, 2024:

Value of assets (Rs.)

No. of winning candidates

Percentage of winning candidates

Rs. 5 cr and above

48

81%

Rs. 2 crores to Rs. 5 crores

6

10%

Rs. 50 lakhs to Rs. 2 crores

4

7%

less than Rs. 10 lakhs

1

2%

Table: Share of Wealth Among winning candidates

  • Average assets: The average assets per winning candidate in the Arunachal Pradesh Assembly Elections 2024 is Rs 26.34 Crores. The average assets per MLA in the Arunachal Pradesh Assembly Elections 2019 was Rs 18.86 crore.

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Figure: Comparison of Average Assets (Rs. in Crores) 2019 vs 2024

  • Party wise average assets: The average assets per winning candidate for 45 BJP winning candidates is Rs 25.83 Crores, 5 National People’s Party winning candidates is Rs 17.45 Crores, 3 NCP winning candidates is Rs 74.13 Crores, 2 People’s Party of Arunachal winning candidates is Rs 10.32 Crores, 1 INC winner candidate is Rs 41.96 Crores and 3 Independent winning candidates have average assets worth Rs 6.45 Crores.
  • High assets winning candidates: The top three winning candidates with high assets are given below:

S.No.

Name

District

Constituency

Party Name

Movable Assets (Rs)

Immovable Assets (Rs)

Total Assets (Rs)

PAN Given

1

Pema Khandu

Tawang

Mukto (ST)

BJP

1,65,10,74,321

1,67,45,78,832

3,32,56,53,153
 332 Crore+

Y

2

Nikh Kamin

Changlang

Bordumsa-Diyum

NCP

63,76,43,903

89,55,00,000

1,53,31,43,903
 153 Crore+

Y

3

Chowna Mein

Namsai

Chowkham (ST)

BJP

98,54,53,009

27,65,61,000

1,26,20,14,009
 126 Crore+

Y

Table: Top three winning candidates with highest declared assets 

  • Low assets winning candidates: The details of  three winning candidates with the lowest assets are given below:

S.No.

Name

District

Constituency

Party Name

Movable Assets (Rs)

Immovable Assets (Rs)

Total Assets (Rs)

PAN Given

1

Hamjong Tangha

Changlang

Changlang South (ST)

BJP

22,39,397

5,00,000

27,39,397
 27 Lacs+

Y

2

Pani Taram

Kurung Kumey

Koloriang (ST)

BJP

90,92,313

0

90,92,313
 90 Lacs+

Y

3

Gabriel Denwang Wangsu

Longding

Kanubari (ST)

BJP

73,73,667

92,00,000

1,65,73,667
 1 Crore+

Y

Table: Three winning candidates with lowest declared assets 

  • Winning candidates with high liabilities: 10 winning candidates have declared liabilities of Rs 1 crore and above, and the details of the top 3 winning candidates are as follows:

S.No.

Name

District

Constituency

Party Name

Total Assets (Rs)

Liabilities (Rs)

PAN Given

1

Pema Khandu

Tawang

Mukto (ST)

BJP

3,32,56,53,153
 332 Crore+

1,80,27,63,717
 180 Crore+

Y

2

Hayeng Mangfi

East Kameng

Chyangtajo (ST)

BJP

38,08,16,587
 38 Crore+

17,03,75,622
 17 Crore+

Y

3

Toko Tatung

Lower Subansiri

Yachuli (ST)

NCP

57,54,47,336
 57 Crore+

9,83,65,496
 9 Crore+

Y

Table: Top three winning candidates with high liabilities


Other Background Details

  • Education Details of winning candidates:  18 (31%) winning candidates have declared their educational qualification to be between 5th pass and 12th pass, while 39 (66%) winning candidates have declared having an educational qualification of graduate and above. 2 winning candidates are Illiterate.
  • Age details of winning candidates: 25 (42%) winning candidates have declared their age to be between 31 and 50 years while 34 (58%) winning candidates have declared their age to be between 51 and 80 years.
  • Gender details of winning candidates: Out of 59 winning candidates analysed, 4 (7%) winning candidates are women. In 2019, out of 60 MLAs, 3 (5%) MLAs were women.

Comparative Analysis Of Assets Of Re-Elected MLAs


  • Number of re-elected MLAs: Number of re-elected MLAs analysed in the Arunachal Pradesh assembly elections of 2024 is 31.
  • Average assets of re-elected MLAs in 2019: The average assets of these 31 re-elected MLAs in 2019 was Rs 16.25 crore.
  • Average assets of re-elected MLAs in 2024: The average assets of these 31 re-elected MLAs in 2024 is Rs 31.27 crores.
  • Average Assets growth in 5 years (2019-2024): The average assets growth for these 31 re- elected MLAs, between the Arunachal Pradesh Assembly Elections of 2019 and 2024 is Rs 15.01 crores.
  • Percentage growth in 5 years (2019-2024): Average percentage growth in assets for these 31 re- elected MLAs is 92%.

Comparative analysis of party wise average assets of re-elected MLAs in 2019 and 2024

S.No.

Party in Arunachal Pradesh 2024

Total Number of Re-elected MLAs

Average Assets in Arunachal Pradesh 2024 (Rs.)

Average Assets in Arunachal Pradesh 2019 (Rs.)

Average Assets Increase (Rs.)

Average
% Increase in Assets

1.

BJP

29

33,23,80,654  
33 Crore+

17,32,07,525   
17 Crore+

15,91,73,129  
15 Crore+

91.9%

2.

IND

2

2,78,82,732  
2 Crore+

79,84,033   
79 Lacs+

1,98,98,699  
1 Crore+

249.23%

GRAND TOTAL

31

31,27,35,627  
31 Crore+

16,25,47,945  
16 Crore+

15,01,87,682  
15 Crore+

92%

Table: comparative analysis of party wise average assets of re-elected MLAs in 2019 and 2024


 

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